American Airlines Group Reports Slight Increase in Traffic and Capacity for October
Pacific Division Jumps 17%, Domestic Traffic Sees Slight Increase
American Airlines Group announced operational results for October 2014.
The Fort Worth-based airline said that its traffic in October was up slightly from October 2013, with an accompanying small increase in capacity.
Consolidated system traffic for the airline was 17.9 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, up 0.2% from 17.87 billion in the same period last year. Consolidated capacity was 21.8 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 0.5%.
The airline’s consolidated load factor was 82.2%, a decrease of 0.3 percentage points from 82.5% in October 2013.
The airline said it expects consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, for the fourth quarter to be flat to up to 2% versus the same period in 2013.
American reported that domestic traffic was up 1.5% and that traffic in the Pacific region increased 16.7%, while the Atlantic and Latin America regions posted declines of 7.2% and 5.2%, respectively.
The Fort Worth-based company operates both American Airlines and US Airways, and was formed by the merger of AMR Corp. and US Airways Group in December 2013.
The company only released consolidated results and did not break down reporting between American Airlines and US Airways. October is the tenth full month in which the two airlines operated under one corporate umbrella following the merger.
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